Newcastle need to be a lot more ambitious than they have been over the last couple of years and it looks like the chickens are now coming home to roost so to speak – for the poor decisions that have been made from the top.
The other way of putting that is that you have to face the consequences of your mistakes and/or poor decisions of the past.
It´s simply poor leadership with no accountability from the top
That´s really what´s happening at Newcastle right now and the situation is manifesting itself on the field with the team being 3rd bottom of the league and we have lost 13 games of the 23 games played in all competitions this season.
And that included yesterday´s 1-0 loss at Watford in the FA Cup third round and that´s the 6th time in nine attempts that we have gone out of the FA Cup at the first attempt since Mike Ashley bought the club in the summer of 2007.
It was even more significant this season because one of Newcastle´s stated goals is to win a cup this season – the other being to finish in the top eight in the Premier League.
An inability to consistently strengthen the squad based presumably on wanting to save money in transfer windows is one problem Newcastle have had.
Another is the club have made some poor transfer deals over the last few years and often just will not spend the necessary money to get hood p;layers in.
That didn´t happen last summer, but the past has caught up with us and the £52M spent last summer may have come too late.
And two poor and uninspired choices of head coach made by Managing Director Lee Charnley are why Newcastle are struggling mightily against relegation this season.
The other way of looking at the above issues is to say there is just not enough ambition or drive from those at the top to make Newcastle great again.
Aiming for top ten over the last few seasons has resulted in us fighting against relegation.
And there´s certainly no accountability at the club – because with the mistakes made heads would have rolled by now in any normal business.
In any organization poor leadership from the top always ends up in failure and Newcastle have not been effectively and successfully led from the top for a number of years now.
That´s why we are where we are at the moment and fans have to hope some changes will be made in the way the club is run – starting in this all important January transfer window.
If not then the strong likelihood has to be that we will be relegated again for the second time in seven years come May.
We really hope that doesn´t happen – it would be another almighty tragedy for the club and for some of the most loyal and committed fans in the business – if that does happen.
But it remains very possible.